BountyQuest is a company that will allow people to anonymously post bounties for prior art that can be used to nullify patents. I’m glad to see that someone is off and running with this idea. I had the idea of starting a prior art repository myself, but allowing people to anonymously offer bounties for prior art is a small stroke of brilliance. Tim O’Reilly and Jeff Bezos are both investors. One of the first bounties is for prior art that will eliminate the infamous Amazon.com one click shopping patent.